Thursday, December 31, 2009
Missed Resolution of 2009
Prompt for December 31: Resolution you wish you'd stuck with (you know there's always next year....)
Last January I tried to convince myself that I could do something about my constant addiction to being"wired" to the modern flow of information (cell phone, pager, cordless phone, laptop with email at the ready). Laughable. One year later, I think I'm worse! I spend an inordinate number of hours on line, checking email, writing email, blogging (that's probably OK), and text messaging on my cell. Add to that the pager hooked to my belt when I'm on the job and I've made 2 steps backward in 2009.
Will there be any relief in 2010 or is this just the way life is to be? This is my BIG question. How does one strike a balance and cultivate QUIET; time to read, time to reflect, time to allow creativity a passageway to the surface?
I don't have any great ideas except to consciously choose each day to be less invested and less connected to this seeming grand river with its flow of electronic input. I love it, I hate it. It saves time, it wastes time. It helps, it hinders. It thrills me, it exhausts me.
Moving forward into the next decade of the 21st century, I will re-attempt to gain control of this out-of-control beast.
Happy New Year one and all!